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CSC 231 DATABASE DESIGN

CSC 231 – Database Design

Course Outline

Course Number & Name: CSC 231 Database Design

Credit Hours:  4.0             Contact Hours:  4.0          Lecture:  4.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in CSC 122

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course introduces the concepts and techniques associated with the manipulation of mass storage based files. Topics explored include various file processing environments, access methods, typical data structures, and file design and implementation. Students must be prepared for extensive individual work in the computer laboratory.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss the impact that database designs have on user interfaces and application program structures;
  2. design and implement a relational database and supporting applications;
  3. design and implement a data dictionary for a relational database; and
  4. explain multi-user database processing on LANs in client-server systems.